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Sal Cafe

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Barceloneta
Spanish, Asian, Eclectic
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Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 932240707
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Today
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the...
Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location, good food

We happened upon this restaurant at the end of their lunch shift. Great service and one of the best lunches on our trip. Satisfied a mix generation group. Nearby playground.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We happened upon this restaurant at the end of their lunch shift. Great service and one of the best lunches on our trip. Satisfied a mix generation group. Nearby playground.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We randomly stopped at Sal Cafe strictly because of its beachside location and did not expect too much. We were pleasantly surprised by the friendly service and tasty lunch dishes. My wife's green salad with chicken was one of the best salads she has had while in Barcelona. I had the seafood pasta with octopus, mussels, clams, shrimp and calamari... More 

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Saint Cloud
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Nice place face to the sea where we had good lunch. You should start with mojito and take. A Paella after. All was very good. Menu for children is really a plus.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As oermtitle, nice spot on the beach at Barcelona. Service frenetic at lunchtime. paella very average, burger ok, cod ok. Wouldn't go back, but neither would I condemn it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Having lunch on the beach is always great so we enjoyed ourselves. Tapas and wine was good but not exceptional. Service was averga and it seemed that they do not number the tables so there was confusion everytime they brought an order.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, I would recommend going here again, just for the location and the view. This restaurant is located right in the beach, meaning on a nice day you have a fantastic view. The food was good, I had fish and chips, which did quite live up to it's ?13 price tag. Unfortunately the restaurant was let down by poor service... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just home after a lunch at Sal cafe, I've been many times before. The location is great, beach front and today was glorious weather, The 'Menu del Dia' great value but the SERVICE, WAS DREADFUL. There seemed to be no co ordination amongst the staff, the guy serving me was pleasant but clueless. I have no idea what was going... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went there after chilling on the beach. We only ask for Tapas and Drinks. The choice of Tapas is Atypical but very tasty. You're just next to the beach... so you pay the prize. Service was very kind, maybe a little bit slow, but, whatever... beach, sun... there's no rush... Chill!! :-)

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

While walking along the beach on a beautiful sunny April day we happened upon the Sal Cafe. We had the 3 course lunch menu which included a glass of wine for about 12 euros and we were not disappointed. The waiter was friendly and the food was good. Great place to sit and relax. Fantastic value. I can't wait to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Just dropped in here for a snack and drink by the seaside. Very laid back n cool vibe. A little expensive but still good. I'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta s/n | En la playa, a la altura de la calle Andrea Doria, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
  • Neighborhood: Barceloneta
  • Phone Number: +34 932240707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 41
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Asian, Eclectic

Description

Sal Café has an enviable position on Barcelona beach, facing the Mediterranean Sea. Its cooking intertwines Mediterranean tradition with cuisine from other whereabouts, such as Japan, Indonesia or Brazil. The restaurant is decorated with retro touches and a nod towards the 1970s, which gives it a welcoming feel day and night. Sal Café’s size allows it to cater large events, for more than 250 people. It is open all year round and can organise breakfasts, lunches, dinners and any other events for both corporate and private celebrations.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Staying in Barceloneta

Neighborhood Profile
Barceloneta
Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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